JSI’s Carolyn Hart reflects at her time at the Nairobi Summit, which was convened by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) with support from the Government of Denmark and others to renew commitment to the Programme of Action launched in 1994 at the first International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo.
Carolyn Hart, Vice President of the International Division of John Snow, Inc. & Michelle Morse, Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy at the UN Foundation hosted a session about women’s health and dignity at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference.
Over the past six years, we’ve partnered with agricultural training institutes, local mothers’ support groups, health facilities, and government ministries to reduce malnutrition from many different angles. But in Ghana, our project was in the sweet spot of a public-private partnership between USAID, the NGO Project Peanut Butter, and The Hershey Company to provide protein-packed foods to school children.
A new Lancet series focused on breastfeeding could promote early life nutrition for mothers and babies within the global health agenda.
Over 12 years, through two USAID-funded projects, JSI helped transform health care in the country of Georgia. Carolyn Hart reflects on the impact of this work.